First Experiment of MCICM: Mahler am Tisch

MCICM’s first experiment focused on Mahler and informal local performance settings. In many of his symphonies and vocal music, the composer used folk music sometimes literally, sometimes edited. In Austria, this type of folk music was played at the café tables, am-tisch similar to a jam session in a jazz bar. This kind of setting and music sought to break down the barriers between audience and classical performers by building a new social and musical ritual over one week in November.